Sunday, January 16, 2011

Carter's Photography Skills on a Beautiful Day

December 30th, 2010

This was a gorgeous, beautiful day! The high temp was 68 degrees!! So you better believe we took advantage of these crazy, rare temperatures! The kids and I played out back and while Hayden napped Carter and I played out front.

Yes, Hayden has bare tootsies and for those of you that gasped at this I will just point out a few things: 1. It was 68 degrees (not nearly warm enough for my Grandma Ione to be satisfied I know). 2. She can't move around well with socks and shoes on. 3. She pulls off her socks and shoes in less than a minute of them being on.

At this point, I needed to go inside to change Hayden's diaper. During that time, Carter grabbed my camera (for the first time) turned it on and started taking pictures. I was so intrigued by the angles and perspectives of his pictures:

I thought it was impressive that he was able to get our whole house in the picture.

This is me coming out of the house, shocked that Carter had my camera and what the heck was he doing with it!

But then I thought, you know that is probably fun for a kid to take pictures so I let him keep going, after all they're just digital so I could erase when he was done and no harm done. Little did I realize that most of them were really good.

Is this really how he sees me?!?

The sea of suburbia as my friend Marie likes to put it.
Such cool perspective, right?

And with Carter behind the camera, I am actually in front of it. A rare thing.
Carter riding his Hummer, pretty much for the first time, in the front yard:

We hadn't really charged the battery, and not thinking of that I told Carter to drive it with me to the mailbox that is down the street. It died once we got to the mailbox and I had to push it all the way back home with several of the neighbors giving me a hard time along the way. All their kids have Power Wheels and had all been there before and was glad it was me and not them.


Sarah Keith said...

He really did take some awesome pictures! Wow! Maybe a career in photography in his future!

Whit said...

Hey...maybe Carter has an artsy side afterall!!!

McAffee said...

LOVE Carter's pics. I say give him the camera more often and let him be a co-contributor to the family blog.